Resources for Students and Recent Graduates

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You’ve chosen social work, a profession dedicated to improving lives. As you begin your social work journey, know that NASW is here for you. There are over 130,000 students in social work programs across the United States, and we want to help connect you to as many of your future colleagues as possible.

Social Work Student Events

NASW invites all social work students and recent graduates to our free student-focused events to enhance your skills and connect you with colleagues from across the country.

Watch Out! Risk and Liability Concerns for Students and New Professionals

July 2022 - Date TBD

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Explore the Social Work Profession

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Social work is an excellent career choice for those who care about human dignity and social justice. The field is just as diverse as the individuals, families, and communities we serve. Learn about the many career options in the field, how to get started on a social work career path, internships, licensing, and more.

Tips & Tools for Job Seekers


Get resources to help you progress from student to employed social work professional.


Why join NASW?

NASW members enjoy networking and professional development  opportunities.

Learn about NASW membership benefits

NASW Social Work Talks, Public Service Loan Forgiveness: New and Improved? with Lindsay Clark

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver

The limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver is a short-term opportunity for borrowers to seek student loan forgiveness through Oct. 31, 2022.

Listen to the podcast to learn about the PSLF waiver

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Build your network and share knowledge on MyNASW, the online community for NASW members.

Visit MyNASW

Members save 10% on books at NASW Press - call 800-227-3590

Code of Ethics

The NASW Code of Ethics is a set of standards for the professional conduct of social workers. 

Read the NASW Code of Ethics

Understanding Micro, Mezzo and Macro Social Work Practice

Learn about the different types of social work.

Read "Understanding Micro, Mezzo and Macro Social Work Practice"